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The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience, providing support to over 10,000 members in the UK and overseas. Founded in 1807, we are the oldest geological society in the world.
Gary Nichols makes the industry case for field-based training in oil and gas, and explains why it is integral to Chartered status
Jonathan Craig hails the forthcoming conference to commemorate the first producing oil well on the British mainland.
Four new book reviews by Simon Midgeley and Trevor Emmett
Tom Power reviews the ways in which smart phones are revolutionising a geologist's life in the field.
Ted Nield benoans the Government's decision to pull funding for CCS pilot schemes
Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes
The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research
Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'
Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies
As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...
Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up
Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014! Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.
Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports
When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?
Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.
Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House
You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.
Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists? The Science Council knows...
Fabian Wadsworth and Hugh Tuffen climb into the active crater-source of volcanic glass for the first time, to understand how obsidian forms and flows.
In the wake of the UK Government's decision to pull the plug on CCS pilots, Professor Stuart Haszeldine discusses carbon capture, energy policy and atmosphere protection
Ted Nield* on the life, times and legacy of geologist Sir Lewis Leigh Fermor, as seen through the eyes of his more famous son.
Chartership is catching on in the oil and Gas sector, says Bill Gaskarth
Dawne Riddle recouts the Society's successful Careers Days, held throughout the UK.
Since the general election, the team has continued to work on aspects of Government policy relevant to the geoscience community
Après Mud, le déluge: After the glories of mud in 2015 we are ready for a whole year devoted to our new theme of Water, writes Flo Bullough.
Stephanie Jones has instructions on how to vote in the upcoming elections, which begin online this year. Full printed details will appear in the March issue.
The Society was inaugurated on 13 November 1807 at a dinner at the Freemasons Tavern... Read more about the history of the Geological Society.
Read book reviews that have been received in 2015.
Look through previous Geoscientist issues from 2007 to the present.
Geoscientist has a number of books available for Fellows to review. We also invite publishers to send us books to be reviewed.